Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin Among Stars for Marvin Hamlisch Memorial


Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin are among the stars set for Marvin Hamlisch’s Sept 18th memorial service. Also set are Liza Minnelli, who was Hamlisch’s lifelong pal and attended all of his memorials and funeral, as well as Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Maria Friedman, Brian d’Arcy James, Carter Brey, Essential Voices USA, former cast members of A Chorus Line and cast members of The Nutty Professor. The memorial will take place at the Peter Sharp Theater in the Julliard School at Lincoln Center. And it’s by invitation only. Hamlisch was truly beloved: people are still coming up to me with stories of his random acts of kindness and generosity. 


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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